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. tonight, the death penalty and the bombing suspect. does the obama administration want to strike a deal that spares his life? i'll talk about that with the former director of national intelligence in just a moment. i will also ask him about president obama defending the fbi's handling of the boston bombing investigation, insisting there was no intelligence breakdown. listen to what the president said. >> the russian intelligence services had alerted u.s. intelligence about the older brother as well as the mother, indicating that they might be sympathizers to extremists. the fbi investigated that older brother. it's not as if the fbi did nothing. >> the president is also responding to senator lindsey graham who is comparing boston to benghazi, saying the ultimate blame falls on the white hse
. we have big problems with the budget and the economy and we're talking about background checks as if it matters. it doesn't matter that much. and all of the passion it and all of the focus that president obama decided to make on this issue, i do think was political exploitation. he hadn't talked about gun issues one bit during his campaign. i think this was a huge political mistake on the part of the president. >> do you think he's lost a lot of political capital? do you think this was a mistack to use as capital in this way? >> well, you know what, it matters to 90% of the american people. so you want to call that being political, that's fine. we have problems around the world. guess where else we have problems? newtown, connecticut, aurora, colorado, we have a lot of problems here. that's why all of these senators that voted against background checks are seeing their numbers plum et and the senators that had the courage to vote for it are seeing their numbers come up. there's a reason why pat toomey said the reason republicans didn't vote for it is because they didn't want to
and president obama can't change them. but it's legacy at risk. >> and yet, stephanie, we keep hearing the president talk about congress and frustrated with congress. no one in those articles and no one is going to defend congress. we know their approval rating is way worse than his. but what about this point? ultimately, the buck stops with you, dude. >> you know, i got to say, erin, even senator pat toomey said today, the republican who was behind the background check bill, he said people voted against it because they did not want to be seen as helping the president. this congress -- these republicans, erin, are provably and historically obstructionist. they just are. and i'm sorry, whatever maury and dowd wrote, we don't live in an erin sorkin liberal fantasy where sorkin gets to write everybody's lines, including the republicans. >> is there a point here, though? because i'm starting to wonder, look, you can blame him or not blame him, it kind of doesn't matter, but to dean's point, if he can't get anything done, what is the point of second term? >> well, first of all, there is a l
-year-olds. the only time they talk, the only solution is more funds. only if the 2-year-old were armed, that would be a better solution? this is crazy. >> it's easy for obama and his friends who get big contributions to look the other way at the true marketer of guns to minors. >> thanks very much to both of you. i appreciate it. obviously a conversation that will continue. >> every night, we take a look outside the day's top stories. today, reese witherspoon found herself in trouble. including saying do you know who i am? this morning, she made her first public statement about the incident on good morning america. >> it's one of those nights. we went out to dinner in atlanta and had one too many glasses of wine and thought we were fine to drive and we were absolutely not. i saw him arresting my husband and i literally panicked. we are taking responsibility and doing everything in our power to make it right. >> now, that is an apology. you can't defend her behavior, but that is the way an apology should be. everyone needs to say sorry, you can learn something from reese, including, perhaps, these
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